Running events in Glasgow May 2018

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Running is the world’s most accessible sport. Park runs, colour runs, 5k, 10k, half marathons, marathons and ultras — all you need is a pair of trainers and off you go. Running events are hugely popular on Let’s Do This and it’s a sociable sport, so get some friends involved and achieve something extraordinary.

If you’re starting small, the 5k and 10k events are great fun and definitely worth doing even if you’re training for a bigger challenge further down the line. Getting used to the atmosphere of an event is important. You’re so much more likely to hit a better time if there’s a crowd cheering you on, people in fancy dress and a big celebration at the finish line.

Find local Running races

Today, with international organisations, local clubs and national events to choose from, there are thousands of races to discover, and we want to help you find them quickly and easily. Below you’ll find selections by running type, running location and some exceptional events to take part in.

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10k Races in Glasgow May 2018

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One or two laps through beautiful woodlands in the Forest of Dean. A fantastic, fairly flat 5k or 10k route starting from the Speech House Hotel near Coleford.

Skechers Trail Run

Coleford, GB
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Starting and finishing at Staveley Recreation Ground (LA8 9LN), the 5km Kentmere Sport Trail, 10km Kentmere Trail Run, 17km Kentmere Trail Race and 17km Kentmere Trail Challenge courses follow well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of most of the southern Lakeland fells. The trail climbs out from Staveley above the Kentmere valley, before returning along the valley itself past idyllic tarns and through ancient woodland, climbing Reston Scar before the descent back into Staveley village. Underfoot conditions are quite variable and there's a bit of everything! Short sections of tarmac, grassy footpaths, stony bridleways with some stiles to climb over near the end, all add to the unique nature of the event.

A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!

Lakeland Trails – Staveley

Staveley, Cumbria, GB
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It's a Piece of Cake 10Km is pleased to be back for its 4th year. Every year our race gets a little larger and a lot better. We have what we think are the best and most enthusiastic volunteers to loudly cheer you around a chip timed, undulating, 3 laps, 10Km course in one of Manchester's prettiest parks. The signature of our course is Angel Hill - it's steep, but thankfully short, and it's that hill that brings so many people back to our race year on year.

It’s a piece of cake 10km

Manchester, Greater Manchester, GB
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Marathon events in Glasgow May 2018

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One or two laps through beautiful woodlands in the Forest of Dean. A fantastic, fairly flat 5k or 10k route starting from the Speech House Hotel near Coleford.

Skechers Trail Run

Coleford, GB
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Come and join us in the beautiful Scottish Borders for a tough, hilly and 'proper' off road Trail Marathon and Half-Marathon. No laps, no mucking around, just a great 'out there' course!.

Selkirk Trail Run

Selkirk, Scottish Borders, GB

Welcome and join us for the sister event to the now famous May the Fourth race which takes place the day before on Friday 4th May.

Revenge of The Fifth

Church Stretton, GB
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5k Races in Glasgow May 2018

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One or two laps through beautiful woodlands in the Forest of Dean. A fantastic, fairly flat 5k or 10k route starting from the Speech House Hotel near Coleford.

Skechers Trail Run

Coleford, GB
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Many of us may have enjoyed a stroll around the scenic lake with a family or friend and enjoyed the flat surfaces, easy walking and views it offers. So when it came to hosting a 5k with a memorable route I looked no further than Hollingworth Lake. Runnable for all ability levels. Fast, flat, scenic and electronically timed 5k. UKA licence pending and Course Measurement distance certified race.

Hollingworth Lake 5k Series – Race 1

Littleborough, Greater Manchester, GB
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A Series Of Three Fast, Flat Urban Races. Entry Is For The Series As A Whole Only. No Individual Race Entries. If You Want To Do Only One Race, You Must Still Enter For The Series And Do So At Least Two Days In Advance Of Your First Race.

Hereford Couriers 5K – Race 2

Hereford, Herefordshire, GB
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Ultramarathon events in Glasgow May 2018

Malvern Hills Ultra entrants can choose various race distances, between 22, 29, 38, 45 & 90 miles (The Double). The total ascent of the 45 mile race is over 6,000 ft, the 90 mile race is obviously double that!

The race is open to Solo Runners and Relay Teams. Trophy Categories consist for the individual winners for men and women of all race categories, veteran men and women for the 45 & 90 Ultra races only, teams of three, and a relay team event where team members just run between checkpoints. Checkpoints are a minimum of 7 miles and a maximum of 10 miles apart. Completion of the Malvern Hills Ultra 45 mile race allows two qualifying points for Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc Race. The 45 mile race (Purple Route) and the 90 mile race (Black Route) both start and finish at the Abberley Hall School and then to The Admiral Rodney Inn at Martley which is CP1. CP1 is also the starting point for the 39 mile race (Red Route). From Martley the route follows the Worcestershire Way, over Ankerdine Hill and into Storridge where The New Inn is CP2. CP2 is also the starting point for 29 mile race (Yellow Route). Continuing on the Worcestershire Way, over the Malvern Hills and to The Malvern Hills Hotel which is CP3. It is at CP3 that all competitors turn and retrace their tracks back to the finish at the Abberley Hall, utilising previous CP Stations. CP3 is also the starting point for the 22 mile race (Blue Route). For the 90 mile race competitors repeat the same route.
The Race Start time for the MHU 90 and the MHU45 is 7.00am on Saturday 5th May 2018, signing in and checks open at 5.45 am, and close at 6.30am (PROMPT). Late entrants may be refused entry. A race brief will then follow and a group photograph. Food: for the 2017 race the food at the finish was chilli and rice and 2018 race will be on a similar basis. Check points will have unlimited water, coke, orange squash together with a selection of items such as malt loaf, peanuts, jelly beans, jam or peanut butter sandwiches, cakes. Under no circumstances is litter to be left along the route.

MHU – Malvern Hills Ultra

Great Malvern, Worcestershire, GB

The SILVA GL3D is an adventurous three-day mountain marathon with a unique, relaxed and friendly atmosphere that attracts both runners and long-distance walkers. Over the years the event has built up a dedicated following of participants who enjoy the challenge of three long, consecutive days in the hills.

Participants can choose from either the Expert, Wainwright, or Caf course. Participants simply enter the event, and then choose whichever course they prefer on the day e.g. Wainwright for all three days, Wainwright then Caf on day 2, or any mix-and-match combination. All participants still share the same overnight camp. The Caf Course is specifically aimed at experienced walkers and slower runners.

Rather than complex navigation, the emphasis is on long mountain journeys, spectacular scenery and enjoying an amazing mountain experience. Participants should expect mostly mountain trails and footpaths, along ridges and through valleys, rather than contouring and bogs. We start and finish in the same location just three days apart! So that participants can get maximum enjoyment, we transport their overnight equipment between each camp.

Participants should be prepared for 6 to 12 hours on the hill each day, be competent mountain runners or walkers with the ability to navigate and be totally self-reliant. The first day is generally a little longer and the last day a little shorter. The friendly nature of the SILVA GL3D means that many solo participants join into informal groups to share each day on the hill. Although some participants race, there are no prizes, just the respect of your peers for finishing!

The relaxed atmosphere of the event is best summed up in the flexible starting arrangements; each morning participants simply pack up their kit (which is then transported) and set off between 0700 and 0900. The faster participants start last, whilst the slower participants start earlier. Free hot water is available both mornings and evenings and a complimentary cake (or hot drink), or optional beer, at the end of each day's running... it is usually well deserved!

Great Lakeland 3 Day

Coniston, Cumbria, GB
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Roche Abbey is definitely a hidden gem, its not very well known, and nevertheless its very beautiful. Roche Abbey is nestled away in South Yorkshire near the picturesque village of Maltby. The races will start and finish within the grounds of the glorious Roche Abbey and will encompass trail and track running through Lord Scarboroughs land, which originally formed part of Sherwood Forest.

Roche Abbey was founded in the 12th century by Cistercian monks; it was once home to 50 monks and 20 lay brothers. It is beautifully set in a valley landscaped by Capability Brown. The ruins of Roche Abbey are now the centre piece of the beautifully designed landscape.

Apparently Roche Abbey is a paranormal hotspot with lots of scary activity. The Abbey house which is only 240 years old, which now houses the Abbey shop as many tales surrounding it. One tale is of a Lady in Grey who can be seen looking out of the upstairs window where the sound of a wailing child can also be heard. Towards the end of the Abbey there lies a small stone coffin and it is said if one stares at it long enough, a face will appear.. Yikes!
So come running with us for miles with smiles and enjoy the hidden away treasures in this lesser known part of the world.

Roche Abbey Trail Running Festival

Maltby, South Yorkshire, GB

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